• Ranked choice voting program Oct. 24

    ORLAND — On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the League of Women Voters will present a program on understanding ranked choice voting. The program will take place in the Orland Community Center conference room at 6 p.m. All area residents who want a clearer understanding of ranked choice voting are invited to attend. Ranked choice voting will

  • City Council candidates campaign on taxes, public safety

    City Council candidates campaign on taxes, public safety

    ELLSWORTH — Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Ellsworth City Council this year, seeking to replace councilors Steve Beathem and Robert Crosthwaite, neither of whom is seeking re-election. Three of the four candidates have never held elected office, while one, John Phillips, is deeply familiar with the council, having served as a

  • Hancock County GOP meeting Oct. 11

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Republicans will be meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the group’s headquarters at the Maine Coast Mall (in the former Radio Shack store). The guest speaker will be Newell Augur, who will discuss referendum Question 1. This is an open meeting for anyone who wants to learn

  • Mills to attend local Dems meeting

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Attorney General and candidate for governor Janet Mills will be the featured guest at the October meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the theater room of the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. The agenda also will include the Democratic

  • Legislative candidate forums scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — The League of Women Voters of Maine-Downeast is sponsoring four moderated candidate forums for state legislative races in preparation for the Nov. 6 general election. The public is invited to come and hear candidates discuss political issues important to Maine. The candidates also will respond to written questions from the audience. Each forum

  • Candidate forum in Blue Hill Oct. 9

    BLUE HILL — The nonpartisan League of Women Voters Maine/Downeast is hosting a candidate forum on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bagaduce Music Lending Library Performance Hall. This forum will feature candidates for Maine House District 133 (Republican Nancy Colwell and Democrat Sarah Pebworth) and Maine Senate District 7 (Democrat Louie Luchini

  • Candidate meet and eat event Thursday

    ORLAND — A meet and eat event with local Democratic candidates in the Nov. 6 election will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the Orland Community Center. The center is located on School House Road off Route 1. Dinner will include pizza and locally crafted beer (for ages 21 and over

  • DA’s race turns testy in dispute over hiring

    DA’s race turns testy in dispute over hiring

    ELLSWORTH — Waters in the race for district attorney have been roiling this week. In an email to Hancock County Commissioners on Sept. 18, candidate Steve Juskewitch made the first splash, asking commissioners to delay hiring an administrative assistant/legal secretary until after the election on Nov. 6. District Attorney Matt Foster took to Facebook to

  • Candidate forum in Orland Oct. 15

    ORLAND — The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Maine/Downeast will sponsor a Maine House and Senate candidate forum at the Orland Community Center on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6-8:30 p.m. The event will feature local candidates for Maine House districts 130 (Bucksport-Orrington) and 131 (Orland, Penobscot, Dedham, Stockton Springs, Otis, Prospect and Verona Island)

  • Hancock County rep’s flyer stirs controversy

    Hancock County rep’s flyer stirs controversy

    ELLSWORTH — A flyer distributed by a group run by state Rep. Larry Lockman (R-Amherst) created controversy when it arrived in the mailboxes of residents in several districts across the state last week, according to a report in the Portland Press Herald. The mailer, from the Maine First Project, accuses Rep. Seth Berry (D-Bowdoinham) of

  • Hancock County GOP meeting Sept. 13

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Republicans will meet on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at Ellsworth City Hall. The group will host a mystery candidate that evening and also will elect a vice chairman. This is an open meeting and all are invited. For more information, email [email protected]